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'He said he would kill 10 terrorists before he died and he did'
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'He said he would kill 10 terrorists before he died and he did'

On Republic Day, Bhawna Goswami walked up to President Pranab Mukherjee to receive the country's highest award for gallantry in peacetime. She fought hard to hold back tears as she received the Ashok Chakra, while the announcer provided an account of Lance Naik Goswami's act of bravery in eliminating India's enemies in the mountains of Kashmir. "I was able to walk the dais because I felt my husband was pushing me. I felt him walking beside me. It was a moment of immense pride and acute ... Rediff.com, 1 day ago
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The hero who won a Param Vir Chakra on Siachen

Honorary Captain Bana Singh won the Param Vir Chakra, India's highest ranking gallantry award, for recapturing a Pakistani post on the Siachen Glacier.Living a retired life in a quiet village in Jammu and Kashmir, he makes you feel that his act of phenomenal courage was part of a soldier's day at work.Words: Archana Masih/Rediff.com. Images: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com IMAGE: Honorary Captain Bana Singh, Param Vir Chakra, outside his modest village home in Kadyal. Photograph: Rajesh ...
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He said he would kill 10 terrorists before he died and he did

Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami met a hero's end battling Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorists in the jungles of Kashmir.His valour earned him the nation's highest gallantry award in peacetime this Republic Day.Archana Masih/Rediff.com travelled to Lal Kuan, Haldwani, to find out who this hero was. IMAGE: Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami spent 13 years in the Indian Army. He belonged to the highly trained Special Forces. Photograph: Kind courtesy Bhawna Goswami Martyr Mohan Nath Goswami rests under a mango ...
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'If you don't have courage, you can't ride our Bullets'

Captain Manpreet Singh led his band of 130 men on Rajpath, perched on a ladder 10 feet high, rising precariously from the handle-bar of his motorcycle.He tells Archana Masih/Rediff.com what it is to be a Bullet-riding Dare Devil, a member of the Indian Army's award winning acrobatic team.   IMAGE: Captain Manpreet Singh led his contingent of Dare Devil bike riders in the Republic Day parade. The 131 men practiced for one-and-a-half years and put up a fabulous show. Some of the loudest ...
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'India does not hide from its reality'

A former US air force lieutenant, Robin Chaurasiya moved to India to fight a battle of another kind. What she has done has put her in the reckoning for a $1 million award. Archana Masih/Rediff.com met her and the girls whose lives she is changing -- one day at a time. IMAGE: Amreen is deaf and mute. She started going to school only a few months ago. Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com Amreen walks up and down the room several times carrying empty plastic bottles in a blue basket and returns ...
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India needs to salute this hero

The terrorists were armed with AK-47s, grenades, pistols, knives, many rounds of ammunition. Sepoy Jagdish Chand's weapons were his bare hands and enormous courage. He died, but not before he had felled one of India's enemies. Archana Masih/Rediff.com speaks to the family of Sepoy Jagdish Chand, one of the 7 soldiers martyred in the terrorist attack on the Pathankot Air Force Station, who was awarded the Kirti Chakra posthumously for his courage on Republic Day. Martyred soldier Jagdish Chand ...
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'Teachers should rise above caste'

'Teachers discriminate among students based on caste, religion and gender,' says Dr Rajesh Paswan, an associate professor at JNU.   Rohith Vemula became a victim of politics. In all educational institutes there is some sort of discrimination against Dalit students. They don't get their fellowships on time or their guides/research supervisors create problems or they are unwilling to be guides for Dalit research scholars. For the fellowship received by SC/ST students, many guides misuse the ...
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'Chiefs allowed Doval to dictate terms and micro manage'

"The ISI and terrorists have exploited the drug nexus that exists on either side of the border. Superintendant of Police Salwinder Singh's role is suspect. He could also be an innocent victim, but there are too many unanswered questions. This nexus has been there for quite some time. The BSF, the Punjab Police and the Punjab politicians are all involved in the drug trade. There is no difference left between the infiltration of terrorists and smugglers. Everybody is out to make money so it ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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Pathankot: 'Luck helped us'

'Had they struck on the 1st, there would have been hell to pay,' says Lieutenant General H S Panag (retd), the former Northern Army Commander. IMAGE: An Indian soldier stands guard on a building at the Indian Air Force base at Pathankot, January 5. Photograph: Mukesh Gupta/Reuters   Lieutenant General H S Panag (retd), PVSM, AVSM, VSM, is the former GOC-in-C, Northern Command. The Northern Command is deployed in Jammu and Kashmir and is responsible for guarding about 1,896 km of India's ...
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'Not a terrorist attack, but an attack on India's sovereignty'

'If you destroy the assets in Pathankot, you degrade the combat potential of India; you degrade the war potential of India.' 'There must be some understanding between the Pakistan army and Pakistan air force. After all, who can give information about the Pathankot Air Force station better than the Pakistan air force itself?' 'I can tell you today that the next attack will again come at a place in close proximity to Jammu,' says Lieutenant General D B Shekatkar (retd). IMAGE: Security personnel ...
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